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Garbo Talks (1984)

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MPAA Rating
PG13

Running Time
1 hour, 43 minutes

Country USA

Studio MGM, MGM/United Artists, United Artists

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Other Titles
• Garbo Talks
• Garbo Talks! (1984)



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Genre: Drama, Comedy, On The Road

Tagline: Sometimes you can catch a star...

Plot: Master dramatist Sidney Lumet takes a gentler, more lighthearted approach to human nature in his gentle comedy GARBO TALKS. While the film centers on the main character’s obsession with the great Greta Garbo, it is Anne Bancroft as the obsessed woman herself who is the luminous heart of the film. As Estelle Rolfe, a perpetually protesting, heartbreakingly earnest and eccentric New Yorker, Bancroft is a powerhouse. Ron Silver is Gilbert (named for Garbo costar John Gilbert), Estelle’s beloved adult son, living dutifully nearby, enduring marriage to a demanding wife (Carrie Fisher). The cantankerous Estelle is suddenly and tragically stopped in her tracks when she learns that she has less than six months to live. She decides that she must meet her idol, Garbo, before she dies, and Gilbert determinedly undertakes to locate the notoriously secluded actress; en route he encounters New York’s rich underworld of eccentrics, leading him on a wild and seemingly fruitless chase. The all-star cast presents an endearing portrait of a city filled with individual stories and cherished common experiences; Bancroft is astounding in her earthy, captivating human portrayal of a woman in love with life while facing death.

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 Directed by
Sidney Lumet
12 Angry Men, Dog Day Afternoon, Serpico
 Written by
 Cast
Anne Bancroft
The Graduate, Antz, The Elephant Man
Carrie Fisher
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, Star Wars
Harvey Fierstein
Independence Day, Mrs. Doubtfire, Mulan
Andrzej Bartkowiak
Doom, Romeo Must Die, Exit Wounds
Ron Silver
Ali, Timecop, The Arrival
Catherine Hicks
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Peggy Sue Got Married, Child's Play
Steven Hill
The Firm, Raw Deal, Billy Bathgate
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 Music By
Cy Coleman
Family Business, Father Goose, Power



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